It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
*Empirical evidence from a huge variety of languages including English,
Hebrew and Russian
*Non-partisan approach means that empirical research evidence is discussed
without subscribing to either of the two main theoretical perspectives
*Includes material concerning the impact of frequency on the acquisition of
This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard
to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar. The selection of papers
brings to researchers and in particular psycholinguists empirical evidence
from a wide variety of languages from Hebrew, through English to Estonian.
The authors interpret their findings with a focus on cross-linguistic
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